Indigo Gives America the Blues, Timeline


Indigo Dyeing & Printing Timeline

Indigo Quilts through the Years

NY Blue & White Quilts

Modern Indigo

Indigo Dyeing & Printing Timeline

Using indigo for dyeing is a complicated process. Because it does not naturally dissolve in water or adhere to textile fibers, dyers had to develop complex methods for permanently fixing the indigo to fabric.

Click images below to learn about these various dyeing and printing methods.

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